Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2014-53
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Eduardo Pagan, Chair
Date of First Reading: March 3, 2014
Date of Second Reading: March 31, 2014
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Public Programs–School of Criminology and Criminal Justice - for the establishment of a graduate certificate– Corrections Management
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College Public Programs –School of Criminology and Criminal Justice – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Corrections Management
Rationale: Career advancement within the field of corrections is becoming more competitive, requiring higher levels of educational achievement. Students with a preparation in academic areas related to corrections will have an advantage in that market. In addition, as many state and local governments recover from the economic recession, they will begin to hire employees at all levels.
The Graduate Certificate in Corrections Management will prepare and enhance the corrections administration professional with coursework in criminal justice organizations, corrections and community supervision, and institutional management, and in cross-disciplines such as public administration. The certificate is designed to give students a solid foundational understanding of correctional administration, leadership, and policy analysis.